SSC CGL Notification 2023 - Important Info, Result Dates and More!

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SSC CGL Notification 2023 - Important Info, Result Dates and More!

The SSC CGL Answer Key for Tier 1 was released on August 1, 2023. The commission issued the notification for the SSC CGL 2023 on April 3, 2023. Online applications for the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Examination were accepted from 3 April to 3 May 2023. A total of 8415 job openings have been announced. 

Before applying, candidates should carefully read and comprehend the eligibility criteria. They should also be aware of the examination pattern, subjects covered in the CGL Tier I and II Exams, and other exam-related information. Read the article to learn about the Notification, including the application fee, eligibility, application steps, important dates, and so on.

SSC CGL 2023 Overview

The SSC CGL exam is considered one of the most popular examinations conducted by the commission which draws many candidates each year.  Each year, the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) holds the exam to recruit candidates for non-gazetted Group 'C' posts and non-technical Group 'B' posts in various ministries and departments of the Government of India. Candidates are advised to carefully read the notification and eligibility criteria before registering for the SSC CGL exam to ensure that they meet all of the requirements. 

Check the table given below for all other important updates of SSC CGL Examination 2023

SSC CGL 2023 - Important Information

Exam Conducting Organization

Staff Selection Commission (SSC)

Exam Name

Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGLE) 

Starting of Online Application

3rd April 2023 

Last date to apply online

3rd May 2023

Application Mode

Online

Mode of Examination

Online

Vacancies

8415

Examination Date (Tier-I)

14 July to 27 July 2023  

Examination Date (Tier-II)

To be notified later

SSC CGL Important Dates 2023 

Event 

Date

Notification release date

3 April 2023 

Online application starts on 

3 April 2023 

Last date to apply 

3 May 2023

Last date for receipt of applications 

3 May 2023 (23:00)

Last day to pay fees online

4 May 2023 (23:00) 

Last date of offline Challan generation 

4 May 2023 (23:00)

Last day for payment by challan (during bank working hours)

5th May 2023

Dates of the 'Window for Correction of Application Forms,' including online payment.

7th May 2023 to 8th May 2023 (23:00)  

CGL Tier - I Admit Card Date

9 July 2023

Schedule of Tier-I (Computer-Based Examination) 

14 July to 27 July 2023  

Tentative Schedule of Tier-II (Computer-Based Examination) 

Will be notified

Important Links for SSC CGL 2023

Check the table below for all the important links of SSC CGL Recruitment 2023:

Official Website

SSC

Official Notification

SSC CGL 2023 

Tier-II Revised Exam Pattern

Click Here 

Apply Link

SSC Application Portal (Application is not active) 

SSC CGL Tier-I Admit Card Link

Click Here (Link is not active) 

SSC CGL Tier-I Result PDF

Click Here

SSC CGL Tier-II Admit Card Link

(Link is not active) 

SSC CGL Tier-II Result

(Application is not active)

SSC CGL Final Vacancies 2023  Click Here

SSC CGL Tentative Vacancies (Updates)

Click Here

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2023 ‘

CGL Nationality 

  • A candidate must be either: 
  1. An Indian Citizen, or 
  2. a subject of Nepal, or 
  3. a subject of Bhutan, or 
  4. a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Zaire, Malawi, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India. 

Note: A candidate who requires a certificate of eligibility may be admitted to the Examination, but the offer of appointment will be made only after the Government of India has issued the necessary eligibility certificate to him (hereinafter referred to as 'him/her').

SSC CGL Age Limit 

The commission has established different age criteria for each department, as shown in the table below:

Name of the Post

Ministry/Department/Office

Age Limit

Pay Level-8 (₹ 47600 to 151100): 

Assistant Audit Officer

Indian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AG

18-30 years

Assistant Accounts Officer

Indian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AG

18-30 years

Pay Level-7 (₹ 44900 to 142400):

Assistant Section Officer

Central Secretariat Service

20-30 years

Assistant Section Officer

Intelligence Bureau

18-30 years

Assistant Section Officer

Ministry of Railway

20-30 years

Assistant Section Officer

Ministry of External Affairs

20-30 years

Assistant Section Officer

AFHQ

20-30 years

Assistant Section Officer

Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

18-30 years

Assistant

Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations

20-30 years

Assistant Section Officer

Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations

18-30 years

Inspector of Income Tax

CBDT

18-30 years

Inspector, (CGST & Central Excise)

CBIC

18-30 years

Inspector (Preventive Officer)

CBIC

18-30 years

Inspector (Examiner)

CBIC

18-30 years

Assistant Enforcement Officer

Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue

18-30 years

Sub Inspector

Central Bureau of Investigation

20-30 years

Inspector Posts

Department of Post

18-30 years

Inspector

Central Bureau of Narcotics

18-30 years

Pay Level-6 (₹ 35400 to 112400):

Assistant

Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations

18-30 years

Divisional Accountant

Offices under C&AG

18-30 years

Sub Inspector 

National Investigation Agency (NIA

18-30 years

Sub-Inspector/ Junior Intelligence Officer

Narcotics Control Bureau (MHA)

Not exceeding 30 years

Junior Statistical Officer (JSO)

M/o Statistics & Programme Implementation

18-32 years

Pay Level-5 (₹ 29200 to 92300): 

Auditor

Offices under C&AG

18-27 years

Auditor

Other Ministry/ Departments

18-27 years

Auditor

Offices under CGDA

18-27 years

Accountant

Offices under C&AG

18-27 years

Accountant

Controller General of Accounts

18-27 years

Accountant/ Junior Accountant

Other Ministry/ Departments

18-27 years

Pay Level-4 (₹ 25500 to 81100):

Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant

Department of Post, Ministry of Communication

18-27 years

Senior Secretariat Assistant/ Upper Division Clerks

Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

18-27 years

Senior Secretariat Assistant/ Upper Division Clerks

Central Govt. Offices/ Ministries other than CSCS cadres.

18-27 years

Tax Assistant

CBDT

18-27 years

Tax Assistant

CBIC

18-27 years

Sub-Inspector

Central Bureau of Narcotics

18-27 years

SSC CGL Relaxation

Candidates belonging to the certain categories may be granted an upper age relaxation (mentioned in the table below) as per the government rules and regulations.

Category 

Relaxation in age 

Schedule Caste /Schedule Tribe (SC/ST) 

5 years

Other Backward Classes (OBC)

3 years

PwBD

Unreserved: 10 years

OBC: 13 years

SC/ST: 15 years 

Ex-Servicemen

3 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date.

Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof 

  • General: 3 years 
  • SC/ST: 8 years

Additional permissible relaxation in upper age limit for Group ‘C’ posts

Central Govt. Civilian Employees who have rendered not less than 3 years of regular and continuous service as of closing date for receipt of application. 

  • General: Upto 40 years of age
  • SC/ST: Upto 45 years of age 

Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried. 

  • General: Up to 35 years of age
  • SC/ST: Up to 40 years of age

SSC CGL Educational Qualification 

Post name 

Essential Qualification 

Desirable Qualification

Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer

Bachelor’s Degree 

  • Chartered Accountant or
  • Company Secretary or 
  • Cost & Management Accountant or
  • Masters in Commerce or 
  • Masters in Business Studies or
  • Masters in Business Administration (Finance) or 
  • Masters in Business Economics. 

Note: Direct recruits must pass the "Subordinate Audit/Accounts Service Examination" in their respective branches during their probationary period in order to be confirmed and regularised as Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer. 

Junior Statistical Officer

  • Bachelor’s Degree with at least 60% Marks in Mathematics at 12th standard level; 

Or 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects at degree level. 

N.A. 

Statistical Investigator Grade-II

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects 

AND

  • Must have studied Statistics as a subject in all three years or all 6 semesters of the graduation course. 

N.A. 

Research Assistant in National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)

Bachelor’s Degree

  • Minimum one-year research experience in any recognized university or recognized Research Institution; 
  • Degree in Law or Human Rights from a recognized university.  

All other Posts

Bachelor’s Degree 

N.A.

SSC CGL Application Process

The application for SSC CGL 2023 can be submitted online at the Commission's website. Interested candidates can apply from April 3rd to May 3rd, 2023, via the link provided above, and if you encounter any difficulties, please follow the steps outlined below:

  1. Visit the Staff Selection Commission's (SSC) official website.
  2. On the homepage, click the "Apply" tab and then select the link for the Combined Graduate Level Examination 2023 under the CGL section.
  3. Enter your login information and captcha, then click the login button.
  4. After you've logged in, go to the SSC CGL Exam tab and click the "Apply Now" button.
  5. Fill out the application form completely and choose your preferred exam location.
  6. Check all of the information you entered in the application form twice because changes will not be permitted after submission.
  7. Upload your photograph and signature in accordance with the SSC guidelines.
  8. To complete the SSC CGL application process, pay the application fee online.

It is recommended that all details be double-checked before final submission, as any errors or discrepancies in the application form may result in rejection. 

Application Fee

The application will not be processed until the application fees are paid in full. The following are the application fees by category:

Category

Application Fee

General and OBC Candidates

Rs 100/-

Schedule Caste/Schedule Tribe/ Ex-Serviceman and Female Candidates

Exempted from payment of fees

Mode of Payment

The SSC CGL application fee can be paid Online and Offline both methods. 

  • Online payment modes include Net Banking, debit/credit cards as well as BHIM UPI. 
  • Alternatively, candidates can also pay the fee offline in cash through the SBI branches by generating an SBI Challan.

Candidates are advised to keep a copy of the application form and payment receipt for future reference.

SSC CGL Selection Process 2023 

The SSC CGL 2023 selection process is based on the two stages, i.e. Tier I and Tier II. A candidate must pass each stage of the CGL Exam in order to be finally selected.

  • The following are the minimum qualifying marks in Tier-I, Section-I, Section-II, and Module-I of Section-III of Paper-I of Tier-II, Paper-II, and Paper-III of Tier-II Examination:
  1. Ureserved: 30% 
  2. Other Backward Classes/ Economical weaker section: 25%
  3. All other categories: 20% 
  • Candidates will be shortlisted for Tier-II examinations based on their performance in Tier-I, which is a computer-based examination. 
  • Separate cut-offs will be set for Paper-II of Tier-II (for the post of Junior Statistical Officer), Paper-III of Tier-II (for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer and Assistant Accounts Officer), and Paper-I of Tier-II (for all other jobs).
  • All candidates in Tier-II will be required to take all three sections of Paper-I. Only those candidates who have been shortlisted for the positions of Junior Statistical Officer and Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer will be required to take Papers II and III.
  • On the basis of their overall performance in Sections I and II of Paper-I of Tier-II Examination, candidates will be shortlisted for evaluation of Section-III of Paper-I of Tier-II Examination. Candidates who do not meet the requirements in Sections I and II will not be evaluated in Section III and will not be considered for the next round of selection. 
  • Section-III of Paper-I of Tier-II is qualifying in nature

For more information refer to the official notification.

SSC CGL EXAM PATTERN 2023 

The SSC has Revised the exam pattern in 2022. Check out the detailed exam pattern for the Combined Graduate Level Examination for Tier-I and Tier-II.

SSC CGL Tier-I Exam Pattern

Subject

No. of Questions

Max. Marks

Duration

General Intelligence and Reasoning

25

50

  • 60 minutes (1 hour) 
  • 80 minutes (1 hour and 20 minutes for the candidates eligible for scribe)

General Awareness 

25

50

Quantitative Aptitude 

25

50

English Comprehension 

25

50

Total

100

200

Note: 

  • Tier I will include Objective Type-Multiple Choice questions. Except for English Comprehension, the questions will be set in both English and Hindi languages. 
  • Each incorrect answer will result in a 0.50 penalty (negative marking).

SSC CGL Tier-II Exam Pattern (Revised)

Paper

Session 

Section

Subject

No. of Questions

Max. Marks

Exam Duration

Paper-I

Session-I (2 hours and 15 minutes)

Section-I

Module-I: Mathematical Abilities 

30 



 

180

60 minutes (1 hour for each section) 

 

(1 hour and 20 minutes for the candidates eligible for scribe)

Module-II: Reasoning and General Intelligence.

30 

Section-II

Module-I: English Language and Comprehension 

45 



 

210

Module-II: General Awareness 

25 

Section-III

Module-I: Computer Knowledge Module

20

60

15 Minutes (for each module) 

(20 minutes for the candidates eligible for scribe)

Session-II (15 minutes)

Section-III

Module-II: Data Entry Speed Test Module

One Data Entry Task 

-

Paper-II

 

Statistics

100

200

2 hours (for each Paper) 

 

(2 hours and 40 minutes for the candidates eligible for scribe)

Paper-III

 

General Studies (Finance and Economics)

100

200

Note:

  • There will be a 1 mark deduction for each incorrect answer in Section-I, Section-II, and Module-I of Section-III of Paper-I, and a 0.50 mark deduction for each incorrect answer in Paper-II and Paper-III.
  • The Data Entry Speed Test is compulsory for all posts; however, it will only be qualifying in nature.
  • Paper-I, Paper-II, and Paper-III will be administered in separate shifts during the Tier-II examination, and Paper-I is mandatory for all positions.
  • Paper-II will only be for candidates who apply for Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) positions in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation and are shortlisted in Tier-I. 
  • Similarly, only those candidates who were shortlisted in Tier-I for Paper-III, i.e. for the positions of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer, will be eligible to take Paper-III.

SSC CGL EXAM SYLLABUS 2023

Tier 1 is the first stage of the exam. It will be administered online, and the questions will be objective in nature. The indicative SSC CGL Tier I syllabus for all four subjects is listed in the table below. 

SSC CGL Tier-I Syllabus

Part A

Subject

Component

Topics

General Intelligence & Reasoning


 

It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal types on 

analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, spatial orientation, problem-solving, analysis, judgment, decision-making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning and figural classification, arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding, etc.

Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/Number Analogy, Figural Analogy, Semantic Classification, Symbolic/Number Classification, Figural Classification, Semantic Series, Number Series, Figural Series, Problem Solving, Word Building, Coding & de-coding, Numerical Operations, symbolic Operations, Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams, Drawing inferences, Punched hole/ pattern- folding& un-folding, Figural Pattern-folding and completion, Indexing, Address matching, Date & city matching, Classification of centre codes/roll numbers, Small & Capital letters/numbers coding, decoding and classification, Embedded Figures, Critical thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence.

Part B

General Awareness 

General Awareness of the environment and its application to society. 

  • Current Affairs (National and international) and such matters of everyday observations. 
  • India and its 20 neighbouring countries.
  • History
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • Economic Scenario
  • General Policy
  • Scientific Research.

Part C 

Quantitative Aptitude 

The questions will be designed to test the ability to appropriately use the numbers and the number sense of the candidate. 

  • Whole numbers, decimals, fractions and relationships between numbers, Percentage. 
  • Ratio & Proportion, Square roots,
  • Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, 
  • Partnership Business, 
  • Mixture and Alligation, 
  • Time and distance, Time & Work, 
  • Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and elementary surds, 
  • Graphs of Linear Equations, 
  • Trigonometric ratio
  • Heights and Distances, 
  • Bar diagram & Pie chart.

Part D

English Comprehension

Candidates’ ability to understand correct English

  • Basic Grammar
  • Reading Comprehension

Note:

Parts A, B, and D will have questions at a level commensurate with the required qualification, namely graduation, while Part C will have questions at the 10th standard level.

SSC CGL Tier-II Syllabus

Module/Paper

Subject

Topics

Module-I of Session-I of Paper-I

Mathematical Ability

  • Number Systems
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Fundamental arithmetical operations
  • Mensuration
  • Trignometry
  • Statistics and Probability

Module-II of Section-I of Paper-I

Reasoning and General Intelligence)

  • Semantic Analogy
  • Symbolic operations,
  • Space Orientation, Semantic Classification
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Symbolic/ Number Classification
  • Drawing inferences
  • Figural Classification
  • Punched hole/ pattern-folding & unfolding
  • Semantic Series
  • Figural Patternfolding and completion
  • Number Series,
  • Problem Solving
  • Coding and de-coding
  • Numerical operations

Module-I of Section-II of Paper-I

English Language and Comprehension

Grammar

  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Sentence Structure
  • Synonyms/Homonyms and antonyms and their correct usage
  • Spot the Error
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Spellings/ Detecting mis-spelt words, 
  • Idioms & Phrases, 
  • One-word substitution
  • Improvement of Sentences
  • Active/ Passive Voice of Verbs
  • Conversion into Direct/ Indirect narration
  • Shuffling of Sentence parts
  • Shuffling of Sentences in a passage
  • Cloze Passage

Comprehension:

  • Comprehension Passage
  • One paragraph should be simple and based on a book or story
  • Two paragraphs should be on current events and based on a report or an editorial. 

Module-II of Section-II of Paper-I

(General Awareness)

 

  • General Awareness of the environment and its application to society. 
  • Current events and such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of an educated person. 
  • India and its neighbouring countries - History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General policy and scientific research

Module-I of Section-III of Paper-I

Computer Proficiency

  • Computer Basics
  • Working with Internet and e-mails
  • Internet
  • Basics of networking and cyber security

Paper-II

`Statistics

  • Collection, Classification and Presentation of Statistical Data
  • Measures of Dispersion
  • Measures of Central Tendency
  • Correlation and Regression
  • Random Variable and Probability Distributions
  • Probability Theory 
  • Statistical Inference
  • Sampling Theory
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Time Series Analysis 
  • Index Numbers

Paper-III

General Studies-Finance and Economics

Part A: Finance and Accounts (80 marks)

  • Fundamental principles and basic concept of Accounting

Part B: Economics and Governance-(120 marks)

  • Comptroller & Auditor General of India
  • Finance Commission
  • Basic Concept of Economics and introduction to Micro Economics
  • Theory of Production and cost
  • Theory of Demand and Supply
  • Forms of Market and price determination in different markets
  • Indian Economy
  • Economic Reforms in India
  • Money and Banking
  • Role of Information Technology in Governance

Level of questions in each paper:

  • In Module-I of Section-I of Paper-I (Mathematical Abilities), the questions will be of Matriculation Level.
  • In Module-I of Section-II of Paper-I (English Language and Comprehension), the questions will be of 10+2 Level. 
  • In Paper-II and Paper-III of Graduation Level.

SSC CGL Vacancies 2023 

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) initially released a tentative count of 7,500 vacancies for the CGL 2023, as stated in their notification. Subsequently, an update on 18 August 2023, revealed a revised count of 8,440 vacancies across various departments. However, in the latest notice issued on 17 November 2023, the commission finalized the vacancies at a slightly adjusted number of 8,415 for the CGL 2023 examination.

Any changes to the vacancies, including the number of positions available by post and category, will be posted on the Commission's website after declaration of final result. To check the number of vacancies candidates are advised to check the candidate's corner of the official website (https://ssc.nic.in> Candidate's Corner > Tentative Vacancy).

SSC CGL Admit Card 2023

The Staff Selection Commission will issue the admit card for the CGL examination 3-7 days prior to the exam date 2023 on the website of the commission's concerned Regional Office. The SSC CGL Admit Card can only be downloaded and printed from the official website. Candidates should be aware that the SSC will not send them a hard copy of their admit card. Candidates must have pertinent information such as their Username/Registration Number, Password/Date of Birth, and so on. 

To download your SSC CGL Admit Card for Tier-I and Tier-II separately, follow the steps below:

  • Visit the regional website of the SSC.
  • Under the Latest News Section, click on the "SSC CGL Admit Card 2023" link.
  • A new window will open, prompting you to enter your credentials (Registration Number/Password) and the captcha.
  • To download the admit card that appears on your screen, click submit.
  • Print both the Admit Card and the candidate's Instructions page.

Candidates should also keep in mind that the SSC CGL Admit Card is the most important document, as without it, no candidate will be admitted to the exam.

SSC CGL Result 2023

SSC CGL 2023, the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will release the SSC CGL 2023 result in two stages, Tier I and Tier II, respectively. To be eligible for Tier II, an aspirant must achieve the Tier I cutoff set by the board. After completing all stages of the selection process, the board will announce the selected candidate's SSC CGL Final Result. Candidates can access the results via the link provided below.

SSC CGL RESULT 2023

SSC CGL 2023 FAQs

FAQ

SSC CGL is the short form of "Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level," which is held every year by the SSC to recruit candidates for ministries and other government agencies.

The SSC CGL examination is used to recruit candidates for a variety of positions. The recruited candidates are paid according to the CPC's Levels 8, 7, 6, 5, and 4. You can read the above article to learn more about the salary details for a specific position.

The highest-paid position is that of Assistant Audit Officer (AAO).

The SSC CGL 2023 Notification initially announced 7,500 vacancies, which were later increased to 8,415.

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